At a Glance

SJDA-UK in collaboration with SDU-UK is organising this event to create a more prepared Sudanese doctors for the current challenges in the NHS. The event is on the 5th & 6th May 2018. The academic day will take place in the INNSIDE Hotel, 1 First Street, M15 4RP, Manchester, UK.

 Academic activities accounts for 6 CPD points.

Event Activities

Oral & poster presentations

Abstract submission is now closed. Prizes will be awarded for best presentations/posters on the day. Acknowledgment certificates will be provided to all accepted abstracts and they will be published in Al-Hikmah Medical Journal.

KeyNote Speaker

Dr Helen Crimlisk
(Innovations in quality improvement in the NHS)
Consultant psychiatrist, Quality Improvement Team leader at Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust which is part of the Microsystems Coaching Academy, and Community member of Health Foundation Q.

In 2016 she undertook a leadership fellowship and Masters in Quality Improvement and Leadership at Ashridge. Her areas of interest are undergraduate teaching (she is psychiatry teaching lead at Sheffield Medical School), neurodevelopmental disorders, personalised medicine, neuropsychiatry and the value of lived experience in teaching.

Parallel Workshops

There will be 4 parallel workshops where participants will be learning and discussing about different topics that are related to the training and career progression in the UK. You can choose which workshop to attend upon registration!!

Interactive workshop mainly based on small groups activities with short talks. It is an appetizer to stimulate further research around the subjects and we hope the participant will gain skills to enable them to recognize the different uses of quality improvement processes and hopefully help them with their future projects.

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Entry criteria:

  • It’s a must that participants had watched the video talk on audit and QIP: the basics.

Workshop content:

  • A short talk about writing a proposal for an audit/proposal.
  • Smart ways of sienctific sampling.
  • Practical session where you will draft your proposal.
  • Practical session where present & summarise your findings.

Workshop Lead organiser: 

Azmi AA Mohammed, Higher speciality trainee, DEndocrinology & diabetes, RVI Newcastle.


  • Ahmed Ali, Higher speciality trainee, Emergeny medicine
  • Mohammed Osman, Higher speciality trainee, Gasteroentrology .
  • Ayat Bashir, Research fellow, RVI, Newcastle
  • Reem Kamal, Clinical fellow, Surgery.
  • Tom Gziut, Clinical Fellow, Endocrinology & diabetes.

The aim of this workshop provides information on how to secure a consultant post, tips for contract negotiations and navigating the managerial roles of consultants. The target audience include senior trainees and newly qualified consultants. We hope to provide guidance with a Sudanese prespective.

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Entry criteria:

  • Senior trainee/ new consultant.

Workshop content:

  • New consultants challenges
  • Pre-interview visits, interview panels & Interview tips.
  • Job planning and contracts.
  • Consultants revalidation & appraisal.
  • NHS hot topics

Workshop Lead organiser: 

Dr Mugtaba Dafalla  MBBS FRCPath, ST5 Histopathology, Stepping Hill Hospital

Speakers/ facilitators:

  • Mr Haitham Dagash, Paediatric surgery consultant, Leicester
  • Mr Alrashied Ahmed Hassan, Vascular Surgery cosultant, Ireland & UK
  • Dr Muhtadi Mohamed Osman, Endocrinology consultant, Reading, UK

This workshop discusses the proper approach to confidentiality, ethical dilemmas, managing adverse outcomes and dealing with complaints. The first part of the workshop will be presented by an advisor from the GMC, while the second part will involve small group discussions on various topics.

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Entry Criteria

  • Being Interested In group Discussion.

Workshop content:

  • Morning session on Dealing with Complaints and managing adverse outcomes: presented by the GMC.
  • Small group discussions on various topics ranging from understanding the cultural differences in the UK, managing your tasks in the workplace and communication skills.

Workshop lead organisers

  • Dr Hussam Mohsin
  • Dr Mustafa Ibrahim

The workshop aims to introduce participants to the concepts of personal effectiveness and its tools. It will cover self-awareness and emotional intelligence, effective communication and team working. We will also cover how to manage stress and conflict effectively in clinical setting using practical methods.

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Entry Criteria


Workshop content:

  • The first part will introduce participants to the concepts of personal effectiveness and its tools. It will cover self-awareness and emotional intelligence & its tools, effective communication. Understanding personality types, team working and how to manage conflict effectively.
  • The second part of the workshop is about the stress and resilience in medical practice and how people could deal with challenges that they might face within the work environment.

Workshop Lead organiser: 

Dr Mayada Abu Affan MD,MRCOG,FFPH,MFSR, Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Dudley Local Government.


Dr Tamador El Hassan, Associate specialist/ Psychiatry, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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Panel Discussion

A panel discussion will be held over the prospects for Sudanese doctors post CCT/CESR: expectations, challenges and experiences. Doctors from different backgrounds will discuss the following options:

  • Returning to Sudan as a consultant
  • Practicing in the gulf, e.g. KSA/UAE
  • Continuing to practice in the UK & the challenges of working in the NHS.

Course Dinner

All are invited to join a gala dinner to enjoy and share a nice meal &  high quality social time with touch of Sudanese flavour.  This will take place after the academic activities. STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS.

Safari Park trip

On the 6th of May, we will organise a group picnic to Knowsley Safari park, so participants can enjoy the scenary and animals with their friends & family. Usually admission tickets are £17.5/ person but we managed to get an excellent group offer. Our ticket price also include lunch and transportation from and to Manchester.

Have your PICK!!

You can choose what activities to attend, You can either register for the whole package or register for the activities that interests you and suits your circumstances.

Further More…

We have made these recommendations & arrangments to make planning your stay in Manchester for the event much easier. Please be advised that these arrangments are only to help and you can make your own arrangments if you wish.

Need Childcare?

If you wish to attend the conference and need someone to look after their kids, few Sudanese volunteers will help with childcare on the academic day.

If you need more details feel free to contact us.

Staying Overnight?

If you will stay in Manchester to attend the Safari trip on the 2nd day, there are few options that you may would like to consider. More details in the registration page.

We are also trying to arrange a discounted group booking for rooms, which we will announce as soon as it’s confirmed. So if you are interested in such deal, please contact us for more details.

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